It’s been a strange couple of months here at camp 7Bit so lets start at the start
Fickle Pickles but rightly so
The music world is fickle; let’s say that for starters shall we. Fickle enough to agree that 7Bit is not a music website regardless of the quality content that is coming out of its web files day in, day out. It’s also regardless of how respected we are in the eyes of PR agencies and bands across the country. We get the impression that we are still considered as a games website, possibly because of the name, which is why we are on the verge of rebranding and the launch of a new site.
Rebranding Video Announcement jobby
Rebrand and relaunch pressures
With the development of a new site, common sense had to prevail. As editor, I could not find the time to happily and merrily answer 300+ emails a day (i know, semi global right) and do a full time job so a successor had to be found. We had to find someone who fitted the bill, had the same sort of anal retentiveness to detail as me and was able to put me in my place when I got out of hand. After considering Lindsay who does it on a day to day basis, we found our guy.
Harry has been with 7Bit for nearly a year now and has single handedly made our Band of the Day sections one of the most prolific on the Internet. After handing everything over to Antony Lusmore, Harry was slowly courted to be my replacement so as of today, Harry is now full Editor with Jonathan Dadds of 7Bit.
So in his own words.
It’s almost a year to the day that Harry joined 7Bit. It was to be his first ever music writing position; a task he leapt into with all the enthusiasm of a drunk man at a birthday party who has just spotted the paddling pool.
7Bit showed him how to be the best. But it was less a solitary stumbler & being gently guided towards salvation, more a naive soul thrown valiantly towards a vast shimmering expanse of potential. For you see, Harry was on fire, and any person on fire needs a decisive push in the right direction towards water.
Before 7Bit, Harry was a young guy who couldn’t buy alcohol in America. A year later, and the man who now takes a seat behind the 7Bit Desk of Power can now fly to America, then buy and consume alcohol until he doesn’t notice - or even care about - the flames that for some reason keep engulfing him whenever he drinks.
As 7Bit expands, so too will Harry’s ego. But rest assured: he wouldn’t call himself the Sheriff of 7Bit if he didn’t think he could attain order. Also, we have no idea where he got the whip from, but he hasn’t had it long, so you might want to keep your distance until we confiscate it.
As for what I will be doing, well that will have to wait until August on the sites 2nd Birthday ( but I shall be around at gigs, festivals and the odd launch event to grow 7Bit as a buisness).